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    1040-SR draft

    Trump tax law required special form for seniors. Looks same to me as the "postcard" 1040, just bigger print and standard deduction amount printed on form.. LOL! https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/f1040s--dft.pdf

    #2
    Why are they picking on all of us aging baby boomers?!

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      #3
      Discrimination! Everyone should be able to use the larger print version! I'm not 65 yet, but have a magnifying glass on my desk to read some small print.

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        #4
        So, help me out here.
        What determines when it is "appropriate" to file the Form 1040-SR instead of the Form 1040?? Is the choice optional?
        (I must be missing something, other than the larger print.)

        FE

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          #5
          Originally posted by FEDUKE404 View Post
          So, help me out here.
          What determines when it is "appropriate" to file the Form 1040-SR instead of the Form 1040?? Is the choice optional?
          (I must be missing something, other than the larger print.)

          FE
          You're not missing anything. It's a political stunt just like the postcard was. Filing would not be any different as line numbers and info is exactly the same. I find it more readable, and definitely a better choice for people who hand write to paper file.

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            #6
            Originally posted by kathyc2 View Post

            You're not missing anything. It's a political stunt just like the postcard was. Filing would not be any different as line numbers and info is exactly the same. I find it more readable, and definitely a better choice for people who hand write to paper file.
            Sounds about right.
            So, for a professional tax preparer who should/must/does efile all tax returns, or de minimis prepares a computer-generated paper return for the client to file. . .this whole Form 1040-SR is essentially a non-issue?
            (I guess you could give the client the 1040-SR if they wish the larger print?)

            FE

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              #7
              I'm guessing it will depend on software. When we had A and EZ i would enter on my screen as if it was regular 1040. Then I had printing set up to print shortest form available.

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                #8
                I always use the regular 1040 only, so will continue to do so.

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